The interconnections between conflict and HIV/AIDS are more complex and less obvious than is often thought. HIV/AIDS affects the lives of many: those people caught up in conflict, those who are the protagonists in conflicts, and those whose role it is to provide security during and after conflict.
The AIDS, Security and Conflict Initiative (ASCI) undertook research over a number of years to examine the connections, to gather evidence and to advance analysis. This special supplement of FMR presents a selection of the ASCI case-studies alongside a number of other articles on the subject which were submitted in response to an FMR call for articles. All 27 ASCI studies are listed on the back cover.
We would like to thank our Guest Editors, Pam Delargy of UNFPA and Jennifer Klot and Dana Huber of SSRC, for all their work and assistance in the preparation and production of this special supplement of FMR. We are grateful to both SSRC and UNAIDS for their financial support for this supplement.
This supplement is also being published in French.
Marion Couldrey and Maurice Herson
Editors, Forced Migration Review